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Beef Organs - Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below a summary of the most often asked questions or FAQs about our beef organ supplements.  If you cannot find what you are looking for then please contact us - we are always happy to hear from you.

 

 

Are You New To Organ Meats?

Start slowly, especially if you have a digestive or autoimmune condition. Those who were previously vegan or vegetarian should also start slowly. See our questions below.

For most people we suggest taking 1 or 2 capsules daily to start with and increase every couple of days to the full 6 capsule dose.

For those who were previously eating a vegan or vegetarian diet we highly recommend starting slowly.  Your gut microbiome will not be used to consuming organ meat and will take time to develop the capability to digest it effectively.

Start slowly.  Take 1 or 2 capsules daily to start with and increase weekly to the full 6 capsule dose.

We recommend taking 1 or 2 capsules daily to start with and increase weekly to the full 6 capsule dose.

If you experience unexpected side effects we recommend reducing the dose.

Yes, our organ meat supplements are 100% freeze dried, organic beef organs and nothing else.  This means it is a whole food and does not need other food in your stomach for your body to benefit from the nutrients.

We suggest taking organ meat supplements in the morning or early afternoon as you may experience a useful boost in energy (especially from pure liver) in the hours after taking them.

Your gut microbiome may not be used to digesting organ meats and your body may take time to adjust to your new diet. Organ meats (especially liver) can instigate detox reactions, which while uncomfortable can be lead to a positive outcome.

While not common, it is possible that you experience a detoxifying effect, which can be referred to as a healing or herxheimer reaction. Symptoms can include nausea, headache, lethargy, aching limbs, itches, rashes, dizziness and even flu-like symptoms. This is caused by your body expelling pathogens or toxins already stored in your body, not caused by toxins contained in the organ meats.

You can be sure that the organ meats you are consuming are safe and are 100% additive free.  We perform lab safety tests at every step of the production process to ensure no pathogens, moulds or heavy metals are introduced.

Tolerance can be improved by taking 1 or 2 capsules daily to start with and increase weekly to the full 6 capsule dose. Alternatively keeping the daily dose at 1 or 2 capsules is an option. We have found that tolerance to Beef Organ Mix (Liver, Kidney & Heart) is better in these situations than pure Beef Liver.

Also make sure to drink plenty of water, as this will help assist your body with any detoxifying effect.

If you are concerned we suggest you get professional medical advice from a dietitian or functional medicine practitioner.

Product Questions

With the recommended 6 capsules per day you are consuming 3g of freeze dried organic organs, which equates to approximately 70g of fresh organic organs per week.  A good way towards your optimal health goal!

The ingredients in Hirsch organ meat supplements are sourced exclusively from British Soil Association organic farms and manufactured in organic certified facilities. In the UK all beef cows are raised on pasture and grass fed, except in bad weather conditions when they need to be housed inside for their welfare and even then are normally fed on silage and beets.

We do not use the defatting process for our organ meat supplements. They contain 100% organic UK beef organs, freeze dried and encapsulated - nothing else and nothing taken out.

Hirsch Organic Organ Meat Supplements are produced to a BRC certified standard in the UK and certified organic by the Soil Association. BRC is a leading safety and quality certification program, used by over 21000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries. The standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

Product Quality & Safety

Our beef organ mix is sourced from British organic farms that are Soil Association certified.  Growth hormones are banned completely in the UK.

The US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada allow farmers to give antibiotics to livestock to make them grow faster.  This is banned in the UK. The Soil Association also specifically restricts the use of certain antibiotics.  As a result the use antibiotics on Soil Association certified beef farms is 3.5x lower than other UK farms on average. Organic standards aim to promote good health and welfare so that disease is exceptional rather than routine.

Every Hirsch production run is tested for the following heavy metals: Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury. Contact us if you would like to see these results for a specific product/batch please contact us. 

We complete microbiology testing on each production run, e.g. for mould and pathogens and conduct a yearly test on the vitamin and mineral content of the product. Contact us and we can share these results with you.

Of course – please find here the latest copy of our Soil Association Certification. The certificate will open in a new window.

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Never run out of your organ supplements and have complete control over your subscription! After you sign up you will automatically get a repeating 10% discount and free delivery.

You will also gain access to your own subscription area on the website where you can adjust your delivery dates, delivery frequency, quantities and delivery address. 

Practitioners

Yes – if you are interested in our practitioner ordering process then drop us a line and we will be happy to tell you more.

About Hirsch

Yes, we are planning to launch more organ meat products in 2022 – watch this space.